Each daily reading provides insight to how to worship God in every aspect of life and will inspire readers to focus their heart completely on their relationship with Christ. This devotional is based on R. T. Kendall's book Worshiping God. (R. T. Kendall was the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London, England, for twenty-five years.)
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Lifestyle Worship When I was in an oboist in a symphony orchestra, I learned that when the conductor comes up with a piece, he wants each member to practice it during the week. So I had to take the score home with me. And how well the orchestra performed at the next rehearsal depended on how each person handled his own part. It is the same with worship. If we are hypocrites, if our profession of faith lacks reality, when we come to church to sing and worship, we will be out of tune and will not be making music pleasing to God. What we are individually, twenty-four hours a day, is more important than what happens in church once a week. The secret of acceptable worship lies in how we are at home or at work, and when we are alone and nobody knows what we are doing. It lies in our total lifestyle. The way we guard against being a hypocrite six days a week is by applying the Word of God to our lives. And in order to do this, we must outlaw all bitterness from our lives. We must seek to be filled with love and with total forgiveness and acceptance of each other. We must live sacrificial lives, seeking at each moment only to love and serve God in holiness, humility, and prayer.
10. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Spirit-filled Prayer World-renowned pastor, Arthur Blessitt, tells of a church that decided to meet on a Saturday afternoon to pray for revival. About forty men came, sat in a big circle, and started to pray. But there was no sense of the presence of God. At that moment Arthur happened to look out of the window, and he noticed a restaurant across the street. He felt an impulse to get up and go over there, so he did. He stood inside the door and said, "Does anybody here want to get saved?" A waitress said, "I do." So he explained the gospel to her, and led her to the Lord. Then he asked if any of the people from the church across the street had ever talked to her about Jesus Christ or invited her to come to church. She said, "No, not a one." Yet those same people were praying for revival.
42. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.